Firefighters and bulldozers dug fireline all night on the Reeves Creek Fire, which has burned 200-250 acres of forestland south of Selma (25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County). Fireline now encircles 70 percent of the fire’s perimeter.
The fire was reported Monday at 6:38 p.m. The cause is being
Seven homes are in or on the edge of the fire’s footprint,
but none was burned. Dozens of other homes are located near the fire. The
structures are being protected by firefighters from Illinois Valley Fire Dept.,
Rural-Metro Fire Dept., Grants Pass Fire-Rescue, and a task force from Jackson
County fire districts.
Six fire suppression crews, five wildland fire suppression
engines, two bulldozers and three helicopters will be used to fight the fire
today. An air tanker is also available.
Reeves Creek Rd. is closed, except to residents, but Hwy 199
is open. No evacuations were necessary.
The Reeves Creek Fire is burning on land protected by the
Oregon Department of Forestry’s Grants Pass Unit.